Ledgeview residents say manure pit idea stinks, seek to keep it away from houses
July 25, 2017 by Green Bay Press Gazette
July 25, 2017, Ledgeview – They moved to custom homes in rural Brown County for the peace, quiet and wide-open spaces.
They did not expect that a manure pit serving hundreds of cattle could be part of the bargain.
Residents of a development off Lime Kiln Road are scrambling to find ways to keep a nearby dairy farm from building a manure-storage facility near their neighborhood of custom homes valued from $440,000 to more than $600,000.
Neighbors fear the farm could be allowed to store millions of gallons of manure and leachate at the site. Those concerns have galvanized a group that includes doctors, lawyers and the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Some barely knew each other mere months ago.
They’re worried that a structure for storing animal waste threatens water quality, endangers children, and will harm the values of the homes on Beachmont Road, Meadow Sound Drive and other streets constructed in recent years on land that formerly was agricultural. READ MORE